When your home experiences flooding during extended rains or you have cracks along your foundation, you know this is a serious issue. Our team is ready to provide assistance when there is any type of crawl space water, sinking foundation, or bowing foundation wall problem. We use products that we've tested and methods that we've perfected over the years that we stand behind. We have a team of experts in Woods Cross Roads that are trained to properly evaluate your problem and design a specific solution to that problem that will ensure your home is safe and protected. When our team implements a crawl space waterproofing system or a repair solution, it is strengthened by years of industry experience and trusted products.
It is very important that as soon as you see an issue with your foundation or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are some additional issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, our professionals are here to help you.
Crawl Space Solutions
In the greater Virginia Beach area, there are many homes that were built with crawl space areas in addition to basements. For a long time, they were built with open vents to the outside where were intended to help fresh air flow through the space and keep it dry. Unfortunately, the opposite is usually what happens. The vents allow water to enter the space during rain and snow storms and the vents hinder airflow which causes the humidity levels to stay high which will eventually facilitate the growth of mildew. Up to ½ of the air in your home enters through the crawl space so having the space closed off from the outside and controlling excess humidity will increase the overall air quality in your home.
Our team has been working with crawl spaces as long as we have been in business and we know the best way to seal them off and control the humidity. This is done using a process called encapsulation which is the installation of a thick liner or vapor barrier, sometimes accompanied by insulation products, and are strong plastic and vinyl sheeting as well as covers to close off existing vents and a sturdy door that will seal the area totally and stop any excess moisture from entering. Encapsulation will also stop critters and animals from moving in your crawl space which will keep any appliances there safe and allow you to use it for storage. Once your crawl space is closed off, if you need it we will install a system of sagging floor jacks to lift sloping floors in your home.
Structural Foundation Repair
Your homes foundation is quite possibly one of the most important parts. It not only holds the structure itself but it also creates the basement walls. If there are foundation problems, normally they will show themselves as stair stepping cracks in your brickwork, long cracks that run the length of the foundation or along basement walls. You may also notice that your windows will stick when you open or close them or there may be cracks at the corners of them. While these problems may not seem serious when you notice them, each of them are indicators of a sinking or settling foundation which should be looked at by a professional for problems and determine what type of a repair needs to be in place.
It is good that many foundation problems have very similar causes and our team is very good at tracking down those issues. We can implement a repair solution that is for your exact issue to permanently repair and stabilize the foundation. If the problem is a settling foundation, we will install a system of foundation piers to stabilize the foundation. Depending on how bad it is and where it is, we will use either helical piers or push piers. Both are very strong and can stabilize your foundation.
If you would like to talk to someone about the solutions above, don't hesitate to fill out the form on our contact us page or call us directly at 757-367-5924 and organize a meeting with a member of our team.